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Monday, August 1, 2011

Home on the Range....

This is a favorite rerun from a couple years ago...
MR. SWEET and I had the most amazing time a few weeks back.
We were invited to a real CHUCK WAGON meal.
Our friends were dedicating a COWBOY CHURCH that Sunday and
cooked the most amazing OUTDOOR  meal I've ever seen.
This is RUSTY...the cook.
Rusty had to have both knees replaced and is wearing braces but let me say...
Those braces sure didn't slow him down on  his cooking abilities !!
Here's the old chuck wagon where all the action took place...
This is a vintage, olden chuck wagon that has been restored to almost new.
Being a CITY GAL, I was sooo impressed with all these happenings.
Rusty even had MR. SWEET peeling potatoes...he looked mighty handsome that day !!
Those pots...full of PINTO BEANS...HAM HOCK...PURE GOODNESS !

and...the COFFEE...there in that huge coffee pot...strong enuf to be DELICIOUS...
stout enuf to make you wanna slap your pappy !!
BRISKET, MASHED POTATOES...HOT BISCUITS...BERRY COBBLER...
OH HONEY !
Old fellas mixed right in with the young fellas....
the tall tales the old-timers were spinning for these youngins'
made me smile...:)
all huddled around the fire....and the food !!
It was misty and a little cold this day...just absolutely PERFECT for the occasion!!
*REMEMBER... this all took place in the late fall of 2009

OOO, there's those magnificent RED BEANS...
I have no idea how to cook red beans OUTSIDE..on a camp fire...
but, I sure know how to make them using my mama's *recipe*, inside, in the crock pot.
pinto beans
ham hock
salt and pepper
water
cooked to a soft but not mushy state.....
ummmmm
One of my favorite meals in the whole world....
red beans
fried potatoes
fresh, sliced onion
southern cornbread and butter
sweet iced tea.
O HONEY
OOPS...there's RUSTY, ringing the DINNER BELL...
GOTTA GO NOW.... ..........
Many thanks to all of you for stopping by...
XOXO bj

Joining in with RUBY TUESDAY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
TRAVELING TUESDAY

30 comments:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

BJ -- what a GREAT time that must have been. Fabulous post :)

Blessings!
Gail

Julie Harward said...

What fun for you, they do look like the real thing. I always love dutch oven cooking..the guys here do a lot of it and people from all over pay big bucks for such a dinner here. Love those gorgeous grand daughters bj..every one a beauty! ;D

Barbara F. said...

This post was fantastic, I felt transported back in time.....I saw a chuck wagon cook off one time on the Food Network and it was a very similar meal to this one. That berry cobbler looks dee-lish. xo,

Sweet Tea said...

Stepping back in time - that was fun. I love beans & ham, inside or out!

xinex said...

Oh what beautiful photos, BJ! I feel like I am back in the wild wild west. BTW, all your grandchilfren are so lovely!...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This looks like great fun! I thought I was following you, but since I found out that I wasn't ....I made haste to do so. Your 7 grandgirls are all so beautiful -- take after their gorgeous Grandma.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Those young 'uns will have stories to tell to their children and grandchildren!

I’M FOND OF CERISE

For red my affection is great,
It’s puce and chartreuse that I hate.
I’m fond of cerise,
It makes a nice piece
Of clothing that looks just first-rate.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Lost Red Spoon

NanaDiana said...

What fun! He sure looks the cowboy part! And what a great way to spend a day-or an evening. Just wanted to tell you that each and every granddaughter is just gorgeous! xo Diana

Ralph said...

Basic food including such things as ham hocks is the best! In a busy modern day, speed is what we use in making a meal sometimes.

Here, the chuck wagon is staffed by Rusty, a dedicated chef that could cook at the fib=nest restaurants - he has the feel and artistic flair that makes all he cooks tasty indeed. That such good food is prepared outside in any temperature means he knows what he is doing...

Are those biscuits in a cast iron skillet? Yummy!

La said...

I have always wanted to do this. There's not much opportunity in Ohio. Thank you for letting me live vicariously through you and Mr. Sweet.

Vee said...

That looks like the most amazing time. Did you put this up because you wanted to be reminded of cooler days? You know that chuck wagon has more room than my kitchen. It does. I need one of those.

Dixie said...

BJ.. your post reminds me of our Cowboy Breakfasts in the San Antonio area in February... for Rodeo... I love to go and to eat and to listen to the cowboys...

thanks for sharing your adventure... city girl... oh right!
you're a girl for all seasons.. hugs. Dixie

chubskulit said...

Looking at the pictures makes me miss my grandpa. Lovely!

My Ruby Tuesday

Marilyn said...

WOW.... My DH would just love something like this as he is a cowboy at heart!!
Wonderful post. I really enjoyed it!!
Marilyn

Jo said...

Now that is MY kinda fun,I see all the smiles so I know yall had ton's.
~Jo

Emily said...

bj, this looks like so much old time fun, and a history lesson to boot (no pun intended). A cool day with food cooked outside on a campfire sounds great. I love your expressions in your post, but this one about the "stout coffee, makes you want to slap pappy", Well I just lost it.
I loved that the old vintage chuck wagon has been restored. Brings back fun memories of Roy Rogers, my hero when I was a wee one...........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Theresa said...

Oh what a fun post! It is like going back in time! The meal looks over-the-top delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

The White Farmhouse said...

This looks like a great time! Seems so weird to hear you say it was a "bit cold". I thought you had just done this til I read a bit further!

Thank you so much for the reminder! I totally forgot about my own party! What a ditz I am!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Neat, Beeej. Love the old wagon and that cobbler looks soooooooooo yummy!
xoxo

Debbie said...

This looks so wonderful. I would love to do something like that.

PEA said...

I remember when you posted this before and I also remember how I wished I could have been there:-) Nothing like eating food cooked outside, it just seems to taste so much better. I would just love to attend something like that, wish they'd do that over here. xoxo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a great post and what a wonderful church! Did I read right... a cowboy church! Well, bless their hearts!
I am so pleased that you shared your recipe for beans! They look yummy!
Please add this post to ON THE MENU MONDAY next week. What a great idea for an event.
Looks like you had a marvelous and delicious time!
Yvonne

Alice said...

I love the pics of all your grandgirls! they are all just beautiful.

Liz said...

I enjoyed looking at your photos. It looked so fun.

My entries:
Moms...Check Nyo
Yummy-as-can-be

Rita said...

You sure know where to find a great meal; really enjoyed reading about your adventure. Like you, i would have been so excited to witness this. What can I say except...wish I could have been there with you.
Rita

barb cabot said...

Found you through Sandi's blog Whistlestop Traveling Tuesday. What a great post this is. So much fun. Berry cobbler looks so good. Yum. Good times. Thanks.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a lot of fun BJ! Gosh I love beans... and potatoes... and corn bread... well, I could just keep on going...:@)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You could post this over and over again and each time it would make me hungry. Nothing tastes as good as food cooked outside over a fire. Sadly, it has been way too long since I've experienced that!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

The next time you get invited to a chuck wagon dinner, would you please tell them you have a friend in New York that would love to attend? What a great time this was!!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I'm so glad you joined us! we go traveling EVERY tuesday ~ where are we going next week?